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Awards and Fellowships

Since its creation in 1963, the Ontario Arts Council has received a number of private donations and bequests to establish endowments and trust funds. The income from these funds allows OAC to present prizes, awards, scholarships, grants and fellowships to artists for their contributions to the arts in Ontario. Many of these prizes are given in perpetuity, in memory of donors who were passionate devotees of the arts.

The OAC Awards Office administers the adjudication, communications and logistics involved in the presentation of all awards—including prizes, scholarships and grants—endowed at the Ontario Arts Council. It also manages, on behalf of the Ontario Arts Foundation and the Government of Ontario, the peer assessment process of several awards, prizes and scholarships endowed outside the OAC.

For Donors

OAC welcomes all private gifts to its awards program. Donors’ generous contributions are recognized in our annual report and on our website, as well as in news releases and various announcements concerning awards (unless otherwise specified by the donor).

To give a gift to the OAC and inquire about our principles and terms, contact:

Myles Warren, Awards Officer, telephone: 416-969-7422, or toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7422, Fax: 416-961-7796,

The OAC Awards Office administers the following:

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